Dendritic cells in IBD pathogenesis: an area of therapeutic opportunity?J Pathol. 2014 Jan; 232(2):112-20.JP
Dysfunction of the mucosal immune system plays an important role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pathogenesis. Dendritic cells are emerging as central players based on both our increasing understanding of how genetic susceptibility impacts the mucosal immune system and the key role of dendritic cells in regulating response to gut microflora. We discuss areas of therapeutic opportunity in this evolving landscape.